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Guy V. Henry

Guy V. Henry (Equestrian.  Born, Red Cloud, Nebraska Indian Territory, Jan. 28, 1875; died, Wenatchee, WA, Nov. 29, 1967.)  Maj. General Guy V. Henry, a great-grandson of a New York governor, was a leading figure in American equestrian sports for over a half-century.  A graduate of West Point (Class of 1898), Henry served as an [...]

Henry MacCracken

Henry MacCracken (College executive. Born, Oxford, OH, September 28, 1840; died, New York, NY, December 24, 1918.) As Vice Chancellor (1885-91) and Chancellor (1891-1910) of New York University, Henry Mitchell MacCracken was an enthusiastic supporter of intercollegiate athletics. He persuaded N.Y.U. alumni from his native Ohio to contribute sufficient funds to build athletic facilities for [...]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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